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June 29, 2023

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Construction on Highway 2 in Bena begins July 10

Motorists will experience lane closures and delays

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Highway 2 in Bena will experience lane closures and delays beginning July 10 as road construction begins, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The project includes urban reconstruction in Bena which will construct sidewalks, pedestrian crossing culvert replacements, curb and gutter as well as storm sewer. Construction on the project will be completed under traffic by incorporating a bypass lane or temporary traffic signals. Motorists will experience traffic delays.

Project benefits and cost
Benefits of the project include improved safety for motorists and pedestrians, improved drainage, and a smoother and longer lasting driving surface.

Casper Construction is the contractor for the $3.4 million project. Construction is scheduled to be completed in mid-October. Start and end dates could change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. For more information, visit the project website www.mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy2-bena.